Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Pink & purple cat

Today's card is one that my mum (and her hubby) asked me for - it's for my step-sister's birthday, and I know she's already got it so it's safe to blog it now :o)  Mum wanted me to use a cat image, and lots of pink and purple, and she prefers bigger cards so it's 8" square.  I'm really not happy with this one... one of those cards that just wouldn't come together!  Love this cute cat though, I haven't used her for a while.



Items Used
Digi stamp - Scruffy Kitty Kaboodle - Di's Digis
Colouring - promarkers & flexmarkers
Papers - Prima Firefly - MCH (they're beautiful, I've just used them really badly!)
Sentiment - Crafty Impressions Baubles set - Funky Kits
Flowers - Magnolia Doohickey dies
Pearls - MeiFlower Pink Mix and Coffee Mix - MCH
Whiff of Joy Heart Banner die - MCH
Memory Box Whimsical Flourish die (cut up) - MCH
Spotty ribbon from my stash

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
The Corrosive Challenge - animal companions
Allsorts - purple passion
Totally Stampalicious - birthday card for a girl
Di's Digi Designs - use more than 1 die cut or punch

Right, I won't stay and ramble on too much, I want to do a bit of commenting while I've got half an hr spare... Hope you all have a lovely evening :o)

44 comments:

Joey said...

Hunny it looks faberooney to me, and such a nice layout too, great card. Joey xx

Creations by Shirl said...

Love your intricate layouts and the image is cute... the colours blends in perfectly...
TFS Lisa!

Claire said...

This is gorgeous Lisa, love the image and gorgeous colours. Hugs, Claire x

Ira Huberts said...

This is way too cute Lisa! I´m not a big kitty lover myself, I prefer bunnies, but this little sweetie is ready to be picked up and cuddled, such pretty colours, all in all a lovely card! Big hugs, Ira xox
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Vicky said...

So gorgeous hun...and loving the layout and scrummy papers too...:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow such sweetness Lisa!! LOVE your gorgeous coloring and the design looks lovely my dear!! :) I bet she just loved it!! HUGS

heidy said...

What else can I say Lisa ,the girls above me are already saying what I wanted to say!!
It's fabolous hun!!
XXX Heidy

Eileen said...

No idea why you aren't happy with this one, it's gorgeous. Beautifully coloured and great design and layout.
Eileen x

jo said...

Looks fab, Lisa! Gorgeous papers and real sweet image! Hope you're well!
hugs Jo x

Lorraine said...

Well I think it looks fabulous! Love the image and pinks and purples are my favourite colours. I'll bet your step sister loved it too.
Thanks for joining Di's Digi Challenge this time too!
Lorraine x

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Hi Lisa, not sure why you are not happy with this card, it's gorgeous. Sue x

Little K Smith said...

Aawwww this is totally gorgeous Lisa! Adore the puddy cat, delish colours and a fabulous layout too! :)
Kelly.x

Denise and Louise said...

Lisa this is GORGEOUS!! Love that cute little kitty and those papers are fabulous. Such gorgeous colours and great layout. I LOVE this as I'm sure your stepsister did.
Hugs
Denise xx

Annette said...

Ooooh I love pink and purple. Such a pretty card. Cute kitty too
Annette
xx

sue w. said...

Hi Lisa, gorgeous colours and those papers are fab. I love the cute cat, coloured beautifully.
Hugs Sue W.

Sue - bearhouse said...

Awwww this is gorgeous Lisa, I LOVE that cute kitten and your colouring is wonderful. The papers and layout are fabulous too.

Hugs Sue

Wendy said...

So gorgeous Lisa, adorable image and love the colours.
Wendy xx

rachel said...

stunning colours hun - it leaps off the page on the dashboard - wow - love it! Hugs Rachel xx

Mary J said...

Oh my Lisa, that is so ADORABLE!!

Elaine said...

Oh Lisa its so lovely love those muted pink papers and the cute image , your step sis will love it Hugs Elaine

Shirley said...

I'd be really happy when I finished a card like this one! Really cute!

x Shirley

Jackie said...

What's not to be happy about, it's a stunning card and your shading is superb, great layout too :o)
Jackie xx

Caz said...

Beautiful card Lisa, love the colours and the image is soooo cute, beautifully coloured. I recognised the papers straight away, so you can't have used them badly. Can't wait to get me hand on these.
Hugs
Caz x

coops said...

so stunning lisa.your colour combo is gorgeous and i love the sweet pusscat :D

xx coops xx

loulou said...

Stunning card, the colours are fantastic. The use of the black just makes the whole card pop. cheers Linda

Alyce said...

AHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! OMG!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE THIS LISA!! I just want to cuddle her so so so cute! TH ecolours are all so scrummy and the whole thing is just too beautiful. LOL! I love that you aren't happy with it....that is just too funny!!! I guess it is a bit more froofy? that I usually see you do but I LOVE it :D hehehe

Nicola said...

Stunning card Lisa, that cat image is adorable and your design is fab!
Thanks for using the colour purple for us at Allsorts this week and good luck!
Hugs Nicola xxx

Donna said...

OMW Lisa, this is so beautiful, love the bold design and your totally amazing colouring...your blending is spot on :) Donna ♥ x

Aileen said...

Your little kitty is so cute. I'm sure it wil be adored. x

Nannieflash said...

Oh wow Lisa thats a real pink card, I love your cat its so cute, and those papers are just gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxxx

rosie said...

oh wow Lisa. this is stunning. love the image. fab colours and embellishments too x

Sarah said...

Hi Lisa, well I think it's a fab card. Love the colours and the image just tooo cute!

Sarah

PS - I know it's been ages, but you asked what paper I was using - when my colouring bleed. I do normally use either Craftwork Cards Digital Card or Joanna Sheen's Elegance (and yes it's great) that time I was using Neenah. I'd brought some ages ago and was trying to use it up, don't think I'll use it again!

Donna Mosley said...

Ooh! Lisa, it looks so gorgeous hun, love the very beautiful image and the design & details are all scrummy.

Donna x

Sue said...

Ooh this is gorgeous Lisa… what beautiful colours.. and the kitty is so cute!! Love the pretty papers and embellies! :-)
Hope you had a good day!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Kat said...

Love the colours Lisa and that is one cute kitty. Love that sweet image.

Kat xx

Vicky said...

This is gorgeous sweetie & I think its come together perfectly, I absolutely love those colours, its lush hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Christine L said...

Oh My Goodness Lisa.... I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!! Those colours together are absolutely PERFECT!! And that little fab image.... gorgeous!!

I really don't see why you are unhappy with it.... it's one of the best I've seen on my commenting rounds today!!

Hugs
Christine x

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Hi Lisa,
Sorry I have been AWOL for a couple of days...trying to catch up now :) I think yoru card is scrummy - the colours are all beautiful...I think you are being hard on yourself, but I do that too :) Love that image, she's a little cutie! Have a lovely evening, Big Hugs, Teresa xxx

Janet - aka stacky said...

I can't imagine for one minute why you are not really happy with this card it is fabulous and if it was me who had created it I would be very proud of myself x

I Don't Do Straight said...

Cute kitty and great layout. Thanks for sharing with us at Corrosive Challenges :)

Mau xx said...

Its adorable Lisa...The cat is certainly cuter than the one that sits in my flowers ...grrr!!! lol
Love the colours together xx
Hugs Mau xx

Rina said...

Ohhh my goodness, this is beyond adorable!!! I have seen your name as a winner many times on Feline, but never had the pleasure of seeing your work! Just delightful!

Thanks for joining us at Di's this challenge and hope to see you back again!

Rina~~ DT

Di said...

Hi Lisa
Thankyou so much for such a fabulous card! may i please use it on my bog its just gorgeous!!??
Hugs Di xxxx

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Lisa, you are too hard on yourself, this card is AMAZING!! Thanks so much for joining us at DI'S DIGI DESIGNS this time:)